Construction of a new membrane filtration Water Treatment Plant for the City of Lewiston is underway. While upgrades are being done, the City’s system is pulling 100% of its water from six groundwater wells, and this means residents may notice a change...
...in the hardness and/or temperature of their water. It’s important to know that these aesthetic changes are normal and occur naturally. In fact, changes in water sources happen seasonally as the City uses and blends water from seven different sources. These changes will just be more significant during construction.
Upgrading the Water Treatment Plant is just one part of the overall project for updating the water system. Here’s a list of what’s included:
- Design and Construction of Well #7; New 2,100 Gallons Per Minute Well in South High Service Level with Expandable Capacity | Well 7 is scheduled to be in service in Spring 2022, which will add an additional source for water.
- Design and Construction of Community Drive Reservoir; New Reservoir and Booster in Southeast Service Level | Estimated completion in fall 2022.
- Design and Construction of Water Treatment Plant; Retrofit Existing Water Treatment Plant with 10 Million Gallons Per Day Membrane Filtration; Expandable to 16.7 Million Gallons Per Day | Estimated completion in spring 2023.
- Condition Assessment, Design, and Construction of Water Intake System; Retrofit and Upgrade Existing Primary Permanent Surface Water Intake | Estimated start of construction is summer of 2024.
- Design and Construction of Main Street Transmission Replacement; Replacement of Water Main Installed in the 1900s | Estimated start of construction is summer 2024.
We will continue to share updates as the project continues.